Saturday 22nd December 2007

A slightly warmer (or less cold!) day brightening throughout the morning to some nice spells of hazy sunshine. Sightings this morning were:

Frampton, a Water Rail calling and 12 Long-tailed Tits at the reed-bed south of Splatt bridge. At the 100-acre, from Green Lane, there was a Kestrel, 220 Lapwings, a Kingfisher, 2-3 Stonechats, a Mistle Thrush, a Sparrowhawk, a Buzzard and four Curlews.

Slimbridge WWT, two Little Stints, a Peregrine, a Black-tailed Godwit, a Redshank, 70 Golden Plover, 50 Dunlin and a Buzzard were on the Tack Piece and another Peregrine was on the Dumbles. The White-fronted Geese and Bewick's Swans (photos) were quite dispersed. A male and a female Blackcap were near the restaurant.


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